[asa] YEC sub-group & fiction

From: Merv Bitikofer <mrb22667@kansas.net>
Date: Sat Jan 24 2009 - 10:01:56 EST

I've recently become aware, within my school setting, of somebody who
pretty much rejects all fiction writings as lies. And come to think of
it, I have a very conservative home-schooling relative who, at the
moment, I can't remember her daughters reading any fiction works either
--and now I wonder if she feels the same way. (Maybe they read
Pilgrim's Progress --I'll have to check.) They read lots of history
and biographies & such. Is there a large community within YEC that
feels this way? When my colleague asked the first person about
parables in the Bible, she immediately was inflamed with the suggestion
that any parable wouldn't be historical. "My God does not lie!" My
friend wasn't sure what she would do with Nathan telling David fiction a
story about a rich man, poor man, and his sheep --or probably other
places where fiction was used to make a point as well. How would you
respond? (I didn't speak with her directly about it --and don't intend
to, but just want to know how widespread this sentiment is.)

(realizing, if I hadn't before, that the YEC camp is hardly a unified
monolith either.)

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